Sen. Klobuchar Calls for More ‘Sensible’ Gun Control After Mass Shooting in Aurora, IL
In the wake of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois that left five people dead on Friday, presidential candidate and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called for more gun control during a campaign stop in Wisconsin.
“It is time to do something about, by the way, after the tragedy in what we saw happen in Aurora, Illinois yesterday. It is time to put sensible gun legislation in place,” Klobuchar said to voters.
“I actually sat across from the president at that meeting, because I have a bill, a bipartisan bill, involving domestic violence, I counted nine times he said he was for universal background checks,” she added.
CNN reported the shooter had been identified by police and they said he was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm because he was convicted of felony aggravated assault in Mississippi in 1995. His conviction was flagged a few days shortly after he bought the gun in 2014 and was supposed to turn it in.
His FOID card was then revoked and his conceal carry application was rejected.
Police do not know why he still had the gun until he used it on Friday.
The National Rifle Association asked on Twitter what she would have proposed to stop him from obtaining the firearm. Guns & Ammo magazine listed Illinois 41 out of 50 for best states for gun owners.
.@TheHill: Ask @AmyKlobuchar what “sensible” gun control measures would have prevented the Aurora, IL atrocity? He passed an FBI background check and was issued a firearm license by Illinois. #facts https://t.co/DidoMxDtxc
— NRA (@NRA) February 16, 2019
Watch above, via The Hill
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